CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Dr Kenneth Ashigbey has appealed to the government of Ghana to make available more resources to the National Identification Authority (NIA) to increase the registration process for the Ghana Card.
As per him, the ongoing Ghana Card registration which has been portrayed by lengthy queues and numerous other challenges has disheartened a ton of Ghanaians from going on to get the cards.
According to him, these challenges are fundamentally adding to the postponement in the SIM re-registration process.
Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey said, the government should furnish the NIA with some more coordinated factors so the Authority can take the registration nearer to people as could be expected.
“The same way if we want to elect politicians, we do the registration not at the constituency level but at the polling station level where you bring the registration as close as possible to the electorates.
“We need to take advantage of this care imperative of wanting to get everybody’s sim registered to say that we’re giving NIA money again, go out and do another mass registration but take it as close as possible to these people.
“We need to ensure that when we do that there’s data, there’s connectivity in those places so that they actually can issue and print the cards at that place,” he said.
His remarks come when thousands have been lining up at the El-Wak stadium in Accra and the base camp of the NIA in Accra for identity management issues including substitution of lost cards, updating of individual records and amendment of blunders.
The sluggish movement of the queues has left many baffled.
Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey was speaking with Joy FM in Accra, Ghana.